Mar 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, the home country of pope francis which dominated the spectrum. >> i am proud not just because of he is argentinian but because he represents latin america. it shows we're not just happy people dancing the tango but that we also have intelligent and cultured people. >> much has been made of the new pope's personal charisma and his address was delivered with a light touch and too humorous anecdotes but his central theme was the importance of forgiveness. >> our father has mercy and a lot of patience. god does not get tired of forgiving us. we should not get tired of asking him to forgive us. >> four days into his new role and it's clear pope francis has the personality to win over a large crowd, perhaps not surprising given the large number of latin americans here in st. peter's square. to get to grabs with the task ahead, we require authority and determination. >> i hope he can clean up the italian church and to do that he needs to stay healthy because he needs to remain strong and be in good health whatever happens. >> on tuesday world leaders will gather in rome to attend the pope'
Mar 19, 2013 5:30am PDT
the catholic faithful, pope francis with an inaugural mass in the vatican. serious opposition intellect a western educated technocrat as its prime minister is in exile. after a series of car bomb blasts in iraq, media reports say x month local elections have two provinces in for at least six months. more than 50 people have been killed and 200 have been injured. the attacks coincide with the 10th anniversary of the us-led invasion of iraq. more than one dozen bombs have gone off, many during the morning rush hour. there are bombings at the best of times in other parts of iraqi, but this seems to send a message on the anniversary of the start of the war 10 years ago, the bombing of baghdad started. this morning as people were going to work, the bombings around them, one outside the green zone near the defense ministry. many in more ordinary neighborhoods. thereouth of baghdad, were several explosions, most of them geared at shia neighborhoods, marketplaces, army targets and police. as you can see around me here at the university, life has gone on. over the past 10 years despite
Mar 23, 2013 2:00pm PDT
francis is and pope benedict talked in a closed doors encounter outside rome. >> he greeted the -- pope francis as he got off the helicopter. the two men got in a car together and rode to the chap -- chapel where they held prayer together. it's never happened in the history of the catholic church and despite the fact that the vatican has said there will be no public appearances, many here are hoping they will see the two popes. >> it's fun to be this close to his summer home and know that benedict is inside. it's a positive thing to come here for. >> but the two men have very serious matters to scandal. the pope has asked for an investigation and there was a report that was put in place when benedict abdicated and handed over to pope francis a few days ago.
Mar 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> pope francis has arrived to meet his predecessor, the pope and marriages benedict -- people benedict.e emeritus let's check out the pictures there from the square outside where a crowd has been gathering to capture a glimpse of the two men, a glimpse of history, two popes meeting together. pope emeritus will move back to the vatican on what he calls live/journey, to live a simple life of a pilgrim. details were kept secret, but it could be they will discuss the vatican documents that were eaked last year, so two popes meeting together at the pope's summer residence. tens of thousands of people across the united kingdom have been without power because of severe weather. much of england and northern ireland were hit by early spring snow. the cold snap is disrupting travel with many roads closed. there has also been heavy rain causing 91 flood alerts to be issued. a severe drought in western india threatening the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of people. many blame government officials for failing to provide them with water. in part three of our water pressure series. tryi
Mar 24, 2013 5:30am PDT
taliban who says they will kill him. >> pope francis rides through the vatican city to lead celebrations on palm sunday. the president of the central african republic has fled the cut -- fled the capital. headed south to the democratic republic of congo, the group has taken control of a television channel and is expected to make a statement soon. rebels say that he has failed to honor a peace deal. our analyst agrees. >> the rebels consist of some three or four rebel groups, as well as the general position in the central republic. essentially the agreement that was signed was asking for a number of things, including the integration into a regular army for the departure of the south african troops. as well as other things. it would appear that the in what i haved just mentioned and he was basically told that this time there would be no negotiations. we have to understand that this president basically escaped being ousted by the skin of his teeth. a few months earlier. it was this cpa that saved him. agreement, the obviously he has not. now he has been asked to leave. >> peter